Thanksgiving week 2015 is upon us. This is the opportunity to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for; while at the same time race around to spend time (and money) with friends and family.
Nonprofits also take the time to thank those that support their work, combining it with #GivingTuesday, which will be here in exactly 8 days. So while you spend time (and money) with friends and family, they hope you share some of that time (and money) with them.
Since I'm down here in North Carolina, and keeping with the spirit of the season, this post will be a list of three things for which I am thankful for:
1. I'm thankful for a job working as a consultant. What a year it's been. What a few years it's been! I can't begin to think of anything else to be thankful for without first giving thanks for a job and the work that I love and enjoy that has also lead me to this place at this time.
2. I'm thankful for the leadership of the Food Bank. I've been so impressed by the overall leadership of this organization from the Board to the President (whom I am particularly thankful for). The Food Bank is headed in a positive thanks to this dynamic group of leaders.
3. Finally, I'm thankful for the people who work at the Food Bank. They have welcomed me from day one. Their kindness during a difficult time for me this past summer, to just the day to day interaction is something I will take with me long after my contract here is finished. Everyone here is incredibly helpful, diligent in their work, and fun to be around. I could go on and on...
So thank you everyone at the Food Bank. The people that make this place special are having a meaningful impact on the people they serve. I'm excited to see what 2016 has in store for me and this incredible place. Time (and lots of money raised) well spent in my mind!